Nigerian late former youth international captain, Isaac Promise has received a post-humus award in the United States of America, as fans of the club he played for before meeting his untimely death have voted him their best striker for the past season.
In one of the most dramatic manners of recognition any Nigerian player has ever received, the Flying Eagles’ captain in winning silver at the 2005 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Holland and runners-up skipper with the under-23 squad at Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in China was voted forward of the year by fans of lower division side, Austin Bold.
The 31-year-old Promise, who scored three goals in 20 appearances in the 2019 American USL Championship died in October, but his club’s fans have shown that they have not forgotten the lad who spent much of his career in Turkey, with Genclerbirligi, Trabzonspor and Antalyaspor, as well as a brief spell in Saudi Arabia with Al-Ahli.
The club earlier stated after his death on October 3 that they were heartbroken by the death of Promise Isaac who passed Wednesday night at the age of 31.
An accomplished player, Isaac became the club’s 7th signing in history in August 2018 after spending the previous 12 seasons in the Turkish Süper Lig, TFF First League, and the Saudi Professional League. In that time, Isaac registered over 350 appearances and scored 79 goals.
The club stated back then: “Our thoughts are with his family, friends, and teammates;” as they mourned Promise, who hailed originally from Zaria, in Kaduna State, and shot to limelight in the colours of capital city-based Gray’s International FC.